Society Visit to Wallace Collection photos
The Wallace Collection is a museum in London, with a world-famous range of fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th centuries with large holdings of French 18th-century paintings, furniture, arms & armour, porcelain and Old Master paintings arranged into 25 galleries.
It was established in 1897 from the private collection mainly created by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford (1800–1870), who left it and the house to his illegitimate son Sir Richard Wallace (1818–1890), whose widow bequeathed the entire collection to the nation.
The Society visit focused on the 2,370 pieces of European and Oriental arms and armour, spanning the high medieval period through to the Thirty Years War.
View the Wallace Collection gallery here.
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Updated Society Website
As regular visitors will have noticed (there are 500 of you per week), the Society website has undergone a considerable revamp. More of an evolution compared to last years revolution, it streamlines content, while introducing a number of new features, most notably, a Society blog featuring content from a wide range of members and guest writers, including frequent contributions from those on the committee.
See the On War blog here.
New 2012-13 Committee Elected
As the 2011-12 academic year drew to a close, the War Studies Society held it's annual elections to fill committee positions.
After some very close voting, especially in a dramatic Presidential race between current Treasurer Bradley Willis and wildcard Harry Booty, Mr Booty emerged the victor, replacing encumbent Louis Jent. Stefan Kemp progressed from Social Secretary to fill the post of Vice President, with his former position being filled by Maria Marcus. Jonathan Noy remained as Academic Secretary after a sterling performance last year, with Andrew Kingsley-Perkins rounding off the committee as Treasurer.
See the new committee in full here.